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Employer Spotlight: Google 11/19/09

This first BWC Spotlight web conference featured Google‘s transportation program for its employees.

Google’s Transportation program was established in 2004 and includes numerous programs and incentives designed to encourage alternative commute transportation modes. Google’s key program elements include free commute shuttles, community bicycles, self powered commuting incentives, vanpools, carpools and carsharing. Google’s Shuttle (GBus) carries over 1,500 unique riders per day and saves approximately 3.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

  • Google has its own carsharing program.
  • Self Powered Commuters travel to and from work on bikes, rollerblades and on foot.
  • Carpooling and vanpooling is encouraged.
  • Community Bikes are available to all employees to travel around campus.
  • Visitor bikes are loaned to provide for short-term use.
  • GRide offers scheduled service for movement around the Mountain View campus.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home is available for emergencies.
  • Tax savings employee benefit plans.
  • The Hub is designed as a fun and functional space while waiting for GBus.
  • And more. . . .


Kevin Mathy, Transportation Manager, Google, Inc.
Kevin Mathy has been in transportation for nearly 30 years, developing, implementing and managing transportation programs. Since June of 2007 he has held the position of Transportation Manager for Google Inc. In addition to being responsible for Google’s Mountain View programs, Kevin is also responsible for managing Google’s Global alternative transportation programs.

Brendon Harrington, Transportation Programs Manager, Google, Inc.
Brendon Harrington is the Transportation Programs Manager for Google, providing day to day management of numerous transportation programs designed to encourage alternative commute transportation modes, including Google’s extensive shuttle and bicycle operations.  

Moderated by Julie Bond, Program Manager, Best Workplaces for Commuters